Otisco, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Clark County's location in Indiana
Clark County's location in Indiana
Otisco is located in Clark County, Indiana
Location in Clark County
Coordinates: 38°32′32″N 85°40′02″W / 38.54222°N 85.66722°W / 38.54222; -85.66722Coordinates: 38°32′32″N 85°40′02″W / 38.54222°N 85.66722°W / 38.54222; -85.66722
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clark
Township Oregon
Elevation[1] 673 ft (205 m)
ZIP code 47163
FIPS code 18-57222[2]
GNIS feature ID 440733

Otisco is an unincorporated community in Charlestown Township, Clark County, Indiana.


Otisco was laid out in 1854 when the railroad was extended to that point.[3] According to one source, the name might be borrowed from New York's Otisco Lake.[4]

The Otisco post office was established in 1870.[5]


Otisco is located at 38°32′32″N 85°40′02″W / 38.54222°N 85.66722°W / 38.54222; -85.66722 along Indiana State Road 3 in the northern corner of Charlestown Township. The northern fringe of the town extends into neighboring Oregon Township.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ History of the Ohio Falls Cities and Their Counties: Precincts of Jefferson County, Ky. General histories of Clark and Floyd counties, Ind. New Albany and Floyd County. Clark County and Jeffersonville. L. A. Williams & Company. 1882. p. 354. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 253. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and perhaps named for Otisco Lake in New York. 
  5. ^ "Clark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014.